JOURNAL ARTICLE

Antifungal susceptibilities of Aspergillus fumigatus clinical isolates obtained in Nagasaki, Japan

Masato Tashiro, Koichi Izumikawa, Asuka Minematsu, Katsuji Hirano, Naoki Iwanaga, Shotaro Ide, Tomo Mihara, Naoki Hosogaya, Takahiro Takazono, Yoshitomo Morinaga, Shigeki Nakamura, Shintaro Kurihara, Yoshifumi Imamura, Taiga Miyazaki, Tomoya Nishino, Misuzu Tsukamoto, Hiroshi Kakeya, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Katsunori Yanagihara, Akira Yasuoka, Takayoshi Tashiro, Shigeru Kohno
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2012, 56 (1): 584-7
22024829
We investigated the triazole, amphotericin B, and micafungin susceptibilities of 196 A. fumigatus clinical isolates in Nagasaki, Japan. The percentages of non-wild-type (non-WT) isolates for which MICs of itraconazole, posaconazole, and voriconazole were above the ECV were 7.1%, 2.6%, and 4.1%, respectively. A G54 mutation in cyp51A was detected in 64.2% (9/14 isolates) and 100% (5/5 isolates) of non-WT isolates for itraconazole and posaconazole, respectively. Amphotericin B MICs of ≥2 μg/ml and micafungin minimum effective concentrations (MECs) of ≥16 μg/ml were recorded for two and one isolates, respectively.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
22024829
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"